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9th Circuit Enjoins Public Charge Rule

A federal appeals court in California has enjoined the Trump administration’s “Public Charge Rule,” which bars immigrants from receiving a variety of taxpayer-funded benefits...

The H-1B Cap Lottery Goes Electronic

U.S. companies seeking to hire foreign workers under the coveted H-1B work visa category are experiencing major changes this spring due to an overhaul...

‘U’ for Uncertainty

Undocumented immigrants who are victims of crime are often reluctant to get police involved, even when they’ve suffered violent attacks. The U visa, created...

Sworn In: Naturalization Numbers Are Up, but Backlog Looms

A total of 152 people from 50 countries became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony in Denver on Feb. 12. It was the latest...

H-1B Scrutiny Explained in Newly Released Documents

Many employers and immigration attorneys saw a clear difference in how the federal government distributes skilled worker visas under the Trump administration. Now newly...

H-1B Petitions are Up — and So Are Denials

The waiting game has begun again for H-1B visas. This month, U.S. employers have applied to temporarily hire hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals for...

H-1B Overhaul Unveiled

The Trump administration is following through on its overtures to reform a visa process that many companies use to sponsor foreign white collar workers. The...

Fewer Applications, More Questions in H-1B Program

In the absence of legislative immigration reform, the H-1B worker visa program hasn’t been overhauled under the Trump administration. But a federal agency’s shift...